Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland - 2017/18

Characteristics of victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse incidents recorded by the police in Scotland.

Table 10: Incidents of domestic abuse recorded by the police, by whether the victim/accused has previous history of domestic abuse, where known, Scotland, 2017-18


Victim's history Accused History Total
No Previous Incidents Previous Incidents
No Previous Incidents 16,933 2,656 19,589
Previous Incidents 2,898 26,826 29,724
Total 19,831 29,482 49,313

Please see Notes for Tables at end of Chapter 5.


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